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2006 BRFSS Survey Results: Iredell County

Folic Acid

Some health experts recommend that women take 400 micrograms of the B vitamin folic acid, for which of the following reasons....*

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Respond.^
Make strong bones Prevent birth defects Prevent high bp Other
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 3,367 648 19.9 18.0-21.9 1,978 56.7 54.4-59.0 133 5.1 4.0- 6.4 608 18.3 16.6-20.1
-Iredell County 102 21 26.8 17.1-39.3 59 45.2 33.7-57.2 1 0.5 0.1- 3.8 21 27.5 16.1-42.9
GENDER
Male 27 12 40.2 21.3-62.6 8 20.9 9.5-39.8 0 0.0 . - . 7 38.9 18.4-64.3
Female 75 9 16.1 8.1-29.5 51 64.6 50.3-76.6 1 1.0 0.1- 6.6 14 18.4 9.4-33.0
RACE
White 85 13 19.1 10.4-32.4 53 49.5 36.1-63.0 1 0.6 0.1- 4.4 18 30.8 17.8-47.8
Other 16 8 70.4 45.4-87.2 5 20.2 7.4-44.6 0 0.0 . - . 3 9.4 2.7-27.5
AGE
18-44 99 21 27.1 17.3-39.8 58 45.3 33.7-57.5 1 0.5 0.1- 3.8 19 27.0 15.5-42.7
EDUCATION
H.S. or Less 35 11 35.9 19.4-56.5 14 29.4 15.8-48.1 0 0.0 . - . 10 34.7 16.3-59.2
Some College + 67 10 20.6 10.2-37.3 45 55.9 39.5-71.0 1 0.9 0.1- 6.2 11 22.6 10.2-43.0
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $50,000 43 13 41.2 25.0-59.5 21 38.0 23.4-55.1 0 0.0 . - . 9 20.8 8.8-41.8
$50,000+ 42 7 24.3 10.6-46.7 29 63.5 44.3-79.2 1 1.6 0.2-10.6 5 10.6 4.3-23.7

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*This question was asked only of respondents who reported being between ages 18 and 44.

^Use caution in interpreting percentages with a numerator of less than 20. N = numerator, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.


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